Six Reasons Teens Turn to Drugs

There comes a time in a teen’s life where he or she is faced with the decision to take a drug. The power of that one decision is oftentimes underestimated.

Fear of Speaking in Public: A Lesson for Teens

Have you ever wanted to ask a question or speak in front of a group of people, but couldn't get the words out? If so, then you are 100 percent completely normal.

The Value of Homework

Sleepless nights, not participating in extracurricular events, and high levels of stress - all of which are attributed to large and daunting amounts of homework.

Dealing With Difficult Teachers

Strategies to put in place before requesting a teacher change.

Understanding Student Needs

Understanding and creating innovative ways to connect with students.

Car Talk: Innovative Ways to Connect With Teens

Sometimes a car ride is the best way to connect with a teen.

Secret Stash: Ten Most Common Places Teens Hide Drugs

Teens are notorious for being innovative, and hiding their drugs is no exception.

Independence Day

America truly is the land of the free and the home of the brave. This year as the fireworks light up the sky, remember the reason we celebrate this special day in our history.

Evaluating What Matters Most During Dark Moments

Tragic times can lead us to see things in a new light and explore what matters most in life.

Incorporating Technology into Family Time

Ways technology can help your relationship with your child.

Test Anxiety

While it is normal to feel some dreaded apprehension about taking an exam, test anxiety takes emotions to a whole new extreme.

Prom Memories

Whether teens are searching for the perfect dress, or the best ride, prom season can be met with stress, tears, laughs, and most importantly, memories that can last a life time.

Technology Rules for Both Parents and Kids

Many would agree kids need technology rules, but what about their parents? Do they need these rules too? If so, what rules would kids make for their parents and vice versa?

Teens and Porn

The internet has definitely made sexually explicit pictures and videos easily and widely accessible to anyone wanting to partake in a peep show and that includes your teen.

Making a Difference

Troubled youth may fight you when you try to help. They may run when you get too close, but don’t give up on them.

Two Words You May Regret: “Get Out”

Kicking your teen out of the house can have long term irreversible consequences. Is that a risk worth taking? Because once you close that door the damage is done.

Top Five Social Networking Sites Used by Teens

Teens are constantly using the virtual world to communicate with one another. Do you know the social networking sites they use most often?

2016 Awareness Calendar

The year 2016 is marked with many special dates dedicated and devoted to raising awareness about important emotional, physical and psychological health issues.

Top 20 Social Networking Etiquette Tips for Teens

What your teen needs to know about interacting with others online.


Are you a "sharenter"? Do you share too much information about your kids online?

Moving the Family

If you are facing the decision of whether or not to move it's good to have a plan A and B. Often things don't go as planned, so having a backup is always a good option.

The Aftermath of Sexting

Compromising pictures being leaked can be one of life's most embarrassing moments, especially if you're a teen. Teens who sext often don’t consider the aftermath of sexting.

The Blessings and Curses of Impulsiveness

You've probably done it before, fired off an offensive email, said something you regretted, or did something to you wish you wouldn’t have. You, like many others have probably fallen victim to impulsivity. Yet, there may have been times your impromptu behaviors paid off. The blessings and curses of impulsiveness, how do you strike a balance between the two?

Too Much Homework from a Student/Teacher Perspective

In a given school year, many students spend hours upon hours each night working on school assignments. Add to that work, sports, and extracurricular activities and it’s no wonder we have a lot of stressed out teens.

The Therapeutic Benefits of Extreme Music

Sure, it’s easy to want to blame extreme music for your teen’s behavior, but according to a new study, published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, it’s not the music’s fault.

Mathematical Woes

For many youth math can be a fearful and an intimidating subject. Unfortunately, the struggle with math can occur at an early age, and unless it's appropriately addressed the fear can travel well into adulthood.

When Old School Just Isn't Cool

When growing up, do you remember when an adult would say something like, "I remember when I was your age..." and then the price of a loaf of bread, or a gallon of milk or gas would come up? Remember thinking how ancient they must have been if bread only cost 25 cents?

Suicide: From Darkness to Light

Odds are you or someone you know has been affected directly or indirectly by suicide. If you know someone who lives in the darkness, or if you are personally struggling to find the light, don't give up hope. No matter how dark life may seem there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Top Teen Driving Distractions

Memorial Day through Labor Day marks the "100 deadliest days" for young drivers. What you need to know before you hand over the keys to your teen.

Peace in a World of Chaos

How do we find peace and live it when so many innocents are the victims? How do we keep anger from setting into our lives because of the unjust actions of others? Now more than ever we need to find peace in our nation—in our world. We need to help our troubled youth find peace amidst chaos.